But, as I've said before, I hated it when people were calling for Hillary Clinton to drop out in 2008, so you won't see me replicating that dynamic now. I wish that Sanders, if he's indeed going to keep campaigning, would do it in a way that doesn't hand talking points to the GOP, but I don't begrudge his desire, and right, to keep campaigning.
And, if Sanders does become the eventual nominee, I will support him. Because he is an infinitely better candidate than anyone the GOP could run, and because, if my preferred candidate loses, she will ask me to support him.
All of which is prelude and caveat to my saying that I think Clinton will be the eventual nominee. And one of the things to which I am very much looking forward if and when she is, is President Barack Obama being able to campaign with and for her.
I am looking forward to that SO MUCH!
Over the weekend, I watched (again) one of my favorite political interviews of all time, in which President Obama and then-Secretary of State Clinton sat down together for an interview with 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft. The interview originally aired Jan. 27, 2013, at the beginning of Obama's second term, just as Clinton was wrapping up her tenure at the State Department.
[A complete transcript of the interview is available here. If you click through, you may be greeted by a subscription prompt at the top of the page; just scroll down to access the text.]
I love everything about this interview. The way they look at each other, the way they lean toward each other, the way they speak about each other.
I love its usefulness now, during another hotly contested Democratic primary, and how it provides us both the argument for coming together and the roadmap to do it.
I love the story of their friendship, and how it was built.
I seriously cannot wait to see these two on the campaign trail together. Again.